Education Advisers and Reviewers conduct educational research, develop course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions, and review and examine the work of teachers and the results from curriculum programs in school settings.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around four in five workers have a university degree.

Tasks

  • consulting with teachers, principals and administrative officials of educational institutions to coordinate educational programs and provide advice
  • identifying and evaluating developments in education by conducting research into educational systems
  • serving on committees to identify present and future needs within the educational system, and planning, developing and modifying facilities and programs
  • documenting subjects and courses developed, and evaluating new courses
  • organising and conducting workshops and conferences to train teachers in new programs and methods
  • applying knowledge of learning processes and school structures to develop operational and training programs, and submitting them for decision and funding
  • visiting schools and observing teachers in the classroom, noting pupil response, motivation and teaching techniques
  • discussing programs, records and teachers with School Principals to record academic performance of schools, welfare of pupils and performance of individual teachers
  • making suggestions to government officials about improvements to educational facilities, equipment, buildings and staff to ensure continued standards of education

Job Titles

  • Education Adviser
  • Education Reviewer
  • Education Adviser

    Conducts educational research and develops course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions.

    Specialisations: Curriculum Advisory Teacher, Education Officer, Home-School Liaison Officer, Preschool Adviser

  • Education Reviewer

    Reviews and examines the work of teachers in classrooms and schools, and observes the results of the application of curriculum programs in primary, middle or intermediate school, or secondary educational institutions.

    Specialisations: School Inspector

Fast Facts

  • $1,378 Weekly Pay
  • 19,200 workers Employment Size
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Average unemployment Unemployment
  • 65.3% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40.1 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 64.2% female Gender Share

The number of Education Advisers and Reviewers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 19,200 in 2017 to 22,600 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 18,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a large number for an occupation of this size).

  • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
  • Location: Education Advisers and Reviewers work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Public Administration and Safety; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
  • Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,378 per week (higher than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (65.3%, similar to the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.1 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (50.9%).
  • Gender: 64.2% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
20078300
200810800
20098400
201011100
201111900
201211600
201310700
201410500
201516300
201615400
201719200
202222600

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report. Median earnings are before tax and do not include superannuation. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
EarningsEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs Average
Full-Time Earnings13781230

Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Education and Training74.8
Public Administration and Safety14.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.4
Other Services2.0
Other Industries5.4

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs Average
NSW28.231.6
VIC29.026.2
QLD20.919.7
SA6.96.7
WA9.610.8
TAS2.12.0
NT0.91.1
ACT2.41.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketEducation Advisers and ReviewersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-244.1-9.99.9
25-3426.3-23.623.6
35-4418.8-21.721.7
45-5425.7-20.820.8
55-599.7-8.88.8
60-648.8-6.06.0
65 and Over6.7-4.04.0

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

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A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
Around four in five workers have a university degree.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

Employers look for Education Advisers and Reviewers who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and Training

    98% Important

    Teaching and course design.

  2. English Language

    95% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Psychology

    76% Important

    Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.

  4. Administration and Management

    75% Important

    Planning and coordination of people and resources.

  5. Mathematics

    75% Important

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Staff

    98% Important

    Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

  2. Training and Teaching Others

    95% Important

    Identifying the educational needs of others, developing training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

  3. Getting Information

    93% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

    91% Important

    Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.

  5. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

    90% Important

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

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The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-9031.00 - Instructional Coordinators.

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